BOXING champ Floyd Mayweather is set to fight Henry Cejudo in his next bout.The retired UFC star tweeted the news in the early hours of this morning, describing Mayweather as an ‘Olympic bronze medallist’.
Mayweather, 44, eased to victory in his 2018 exhibition against MMA star Tenshin NasukawaCredit: EPA
There will always be speculation about Mayweather’s future after he retired from professional boxing in 2017 with an unbeaten 50-0 record.
But rumours have escalated during the last week after the 44-year-old posed with UFC chief Dana White on Instagram, posting the caption: “We’re working on a huge deal!”
And now Cejudo is claiming he will fight the boxing icon, posting a mocked up image of the two with the caption: “It’s going down! The Triple C Vs The Olympic bronze medallist.”
His comment is in relation to the bronze medal Mayweather won at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 before he turned professional, disregarding his outstanding boxing record.
The American won world titles at five weight classes and defeated many legends, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao.
Cejudo, meanwhile, is an Olympic champion, winning the men’s freestyle wrestling at the 2008 games.
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Cejudo, 34, is a former UFC and Olympic championCredit: Getty
It is unclear whether the fight will be a boxing match, although that would be a safe bet considering Mayweather’s reputation in the ring.
And it is likely to be an exhibition as Cejudo has never boxed professionally.
The 34-year-old, who has won countless medals in professional wrestling, is a former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion.
Cejudo’s tweet about the potential bout was mocked by many as current UFC star Belal Muhammad responded with laughing emojis.
Mayweather has fought one exhibition since his retirement, embarrassing MMA star Tenshin Nasukawa in their 2018 scrap.
He is set to fight Logan Paul later this year, despite the YouTube star being SIX inches taller.
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